The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals released on Wednesday an amended opinion on the resentencing of Lynne Stewart, adding language that appears to require Judge John Koeltl to consider a much longer sentence for the disbarred lawyer. The appeals court has directed Koeltl to make a finding on whether Stewart committed perjury at trial and examine in greater detail her abuse of her position as a lawyer -- two factors that would both increase the sentence and help the circuit evaluate whether it was reasonable.
Amended Ruling Could Mean Tougher Term for Disbarred Terror Case Lawyer
New York Law Journal
December 24, 2009